by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
I saw an interesting article by Paul Craig Roberts on Zero Hedge just yesterday (11/26). I’ve read lots of Mr. Roberts stuff over the years and can’t find too much to disagree with him about. I’ve often thought I was a bit cynical regarding our political situation in this country, but if there is anyone more cynical than me it is Paul Craig Roberts, and I don’t say that to denigrate him.
This recent article I just read by him has an interesting (and unfortunately accurate) title. It is Washington, The Cesspool Of The World, Will Never Rat On Itself. He is commenting on the investigations now going on about what the Deep State tried to do to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and afterward.
Many have commented on how really bad all these revelations will be for some of the Deep State denizens of the Washington Swamp–Clapper, Brennan, Comey and even Obama and Hillary. Regarding all this, which most of us would love to see happen so that justice would finally be done, Roberts says: “But I have my doubts. Cabinet departments and government agencies are not very good at investigating themselves. Attorney General Barr’s job is to protect his department., He knows, and will often be told, that to bring indictments against Justice Department officials would discredit the Justice Department in the public’s mind. It would affect the attitude of juries toward DOJ prosecutions. John Durham knows the same thing. He also knows that he will create a hostile environment for himself if he indicts DOJ officials and that when he joins a law firm to capitalize on his experience as a US Attorney, he will not receive the usual favors when he represents clients against DOJ charges. Horowitz knows that his job is to cover up or minimize any illegalities in order to protect the Department of Justice from scandals.”
Go back and reread Roberts’ comments here and reflect on them a minute. As sad as I am to have to admit it, I am afraid he may have hit the nail on the head.
I would be willing to bet (and hope I was wrong) that what we will end up seeing out of all this investigating is that a small handful of CIA, FBI, and other officials, all at lower levels, will be the ones that end up being thrown under the bus and that the really big fish, Brennan, Clapper, and others at that level, will end up walking free, or at most getting a gentle slap on the wrist when they should be getting serious jail time. After all, look at how long the Clintons have been free and all the egregious stuff they have done literally over the past three decades. Where is the justice for them? I am afraid it does not exist in this life. They and people at their exalted level will continue to do what they want when they want and real justice will never be exerted on them in this life. I am afraid the same will hold true for Brennan, Clapper and all the rest.
We have a two tiered system of justice in this country, one for us lowly peons, us deplorables, and there is a whole different standard for the Clintons, Brennans and Clappers of this world. They continue to get by with things you and I would be locked up for life for.
Roberts continued his analysis of all this when he said: “Another sign of a coverup is the use of leaks to shift the focus from high level officials to lowly underlings, and this has happened with the Horowitz Report, which has leaked that a low level FBI attorney is under investigation for allegedly falsifying a document related to the surveillance of former Trump campaign official Carter Page in 2016. According to the leak, the FBI attorney has acknowledged that he did alter the document.” Interesting! So why did he do it? Who instructed him to do it? Are we supposed to believe he just did it on his own because he hated Trump? Come on, folks, get real.
Roberts analysis of this whole situation then gets down to the real nitty-gritty, where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. He says “In other words, it seems we are being prepared for a false story that the plot against Trump originated in lower levels and not with CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and the rest.”
It seems that the Deep State is concerned over all this that the Justice Department will lose all credibility with the public if all these bigwigs are indicted, tried, and locked up. With all that has gone on in the past three years, do they honestly think the Justice Department has not already lost most of its credibility with the general public? If they don’t, then they truly live in a Washington bubble, totally unaffected by what goes on in the real world–the world beyond their Beltway delusions!
Roberts observes that, in all these situations, “Only the underlings take the hit as if they were in charge acting on their own, independently of their superiors.” I am afraid that may be the scenario we will be presented with after all the investigations are over and done with–a batch of low level flunkies doing their own thing, of which the real big boys are supposedly totally oblivious. And as Nikita Kruschev once said “If you believe that, then you will wait for a shrimp to whistle.”
I hope both Paul Craig Roberts and I are totally wrong, but I have this odd feeling that what he says is what will turn out happening. The truly big fish will end up swimming free while the small fish will end up being crushed up and fed to a gullible public as “evidence” that the Deep State system “really works.” And it does work–but not for us ordinary folks!